Position Details

Reference Number 171920
Position Title Carer Support Worker
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Program Community Health Rehab & Palliative Care
Location Newcomb CHC
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 64
Position Summary
  • Enjoy a diverse role providing flexible and meaningful support to family carers
  • Be part of  multidisciplinary team with ongoing career support and opportunities
  • Permanent Part-time – 64 hours per fortnight

About the department

Barwon Health Carer Support is a multidisciplinary team of qualified clinicians located both in Geelong and Warrnambool.  Barwon Health Carer Support receives both state and federal funding to provide flexible and meaningful support options to the many unpaid family carers across the Barwon South West region of Victoria.  We are also the Barwon South West outlet for the national Carer Gateway program.

About the role

Working within a multi-disciplinary team environment (telehealth / face to face) this position focuses on the provision of government funded carer support services that are responsive to the needs of the local community. This position encompasses a variety of roles including information provision; guided referrals; facilitation of peer support groups; community outreach; developing carer capacity and resilience; delivering practical and innovative practical support.

In this role you will:

  • Undertake holistic assessments of clients' need and develop goal-directed care plans
  • Respond to emergency, practical and emotional needs of carers
  • Coordinate service delivery and refer to other service types as required
  • Facilitate peer support groups
  • Contribute skills, knowledge and expertise to promote community awareness and understanding of carer issues though outreach and promotional activities

About the culture

Our staff thrive on being part of a highly respected and skilled team and truly believe they have the opportunities to be their best.  Most importantly, our dedicated staff live the Barwon Health way with our values under pinning all that we do.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation. If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Talent Acquisition team via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

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This role must be fully vaccinated for COVID -19 and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health Immunisation Policy.

Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Essential: Can you please demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of carers and the people they care for?
Essential: Can you describe how you would manage and prioritise your workload in a demanding and constantly evolving work environment?
Contact Person Jennifer Polley 
Contact Person Job Title  
Contact Number (03) 4215 7600 
Alternate Contact Person Kristy Leorke 
Alternate Contact Number (03) 4215 7600 
Closing Date 25/10/2021
Position Description
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on closing date. Please ensure your application is added before then as we do not accept late applications.